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Becoming a Scholar: The Story Behind Becoming T. S. Eliot
By Jayme Stayer In the prettified TED talks that make achievements accessible to a wide audience, the casually-but-impeccably dressed presenter explains the “wow” moment that jump-started their project. In the narrative that follows—if the presenters are...
University Press Week 2021 Blog Tour : A #KeepUp Top Ten List
University Presses are a force to #KeepUP with! 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of University Press Week and we’re celebrating how we’ve all evolved over 10 years. We are joined today by our many colleagues on the Association for University Presses blog tour...
American Public School Librarianship: A History
By Wayne Weigand Over the past 120 years, millions of American K-12 public school students have used their school libraries billions of times, yet we still know very little about the history of these ubiquitous educational institutions that over the decades...
Freedom and Responsibilities
By Henry Reichman With freedom comes responsibility. That old maxim is frequently heard in controversies involving academic freedom. Too often it is taken simply to suggest that such freedom carries with it the responsibility to limit the degree to which...
Critiquing Citation: An Interview with Annabel L. Kim
The latest issue of Diacritics, "Citation, Otherwise" is a special issue exploring and questioning of the concept of scholarly citation through many lenses. The issue explores ideas of intellectual property, intellectual economy, and the politics of citation...
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Getting Under Our Skin: The Cultural and Social History of Vermin
By Lisa T. Sarasohn Let’s be perfectly clear: I despise bugs, even the supposedly socially useful ones, like bees or spiders. And I particularly don’t like the nefarious ones that I feature in my book, Getting Under Our Skin: The Cultural and Social History of...
Infusing Empathy and Social Justice into the Classroom
In the latest issue of the journal Hispania, Dr. Deanna Mihaly details the innovative ways she promotes intercultural competence with empathy in her Spanish classroom at Virginia State University. Hispania is published by the American Association of Teachers...